Discover the world through travel & beyond!

Airport Security with Kids ~ 9 Tips to Improve Your Family’s Flight Experience

Almost everyone loves to travel, but no one likes going through airport security. (Sorry TSA!) These nine tips for airport security with kids will make your travels smoother so you can get to your destination with your sanity intact. Buckle your safety belt because your family’s going to be all set for take off! 1. Prepare […]

Tips for Visiting Fabulous Fiji with Kids and Teens

When I was a kid, Fiji lived in my dreams as a magical, faraway land of palm-tree studded islands surrounded by turquoise water and millions of fish. Last fall my dream became reality. That’s when my family and I discovered that Fiji is exactly as I’d pictured it, if not even more spectacular. If you’re […]

Get Compensation for a Delayed or Canceled Flight with Service App

We’ve all been there…packed up, through security, carry-on stowed and all set for take-off. That’s when an announcement comes over the speaker. There’s a mechanical problem with the plane. They’re investigating. After a wait on the runway, the plane turns around and you’re back in the terminal. Eventually, your flight may even get canceled. Of […]

How to Save Money on Flights with Next Vacay’s Travel Hacking Service

My family’s multi-state car trip last week was miserable. “A fun road trip!” we thought. That is, until our toddler son started to scream wildly as he launched anything he could get his hands on at me, the driver. This continued for most of the 11-hour journey. Flying would have saved us many long, stressful […]

Durable Luggage for Family Travel ~ Eagle Creek Expanse Review and Giveaway

Seeking durable luggage for family travel? Look no further than Eagle Creek. This company of travelers and innovators has been perfecting luggage and duffels to improve the travel experience since 1975. Their stuff is made to withstand a beating and even comes with a lifetime warranty. Whether flying overseas, embarking on a road trip with kids, […]

How to Save Money on First Class Flights

It can take hours to scour airline and travel aggregator websites to save money on First Class flights. Here’s great news for traveling moms and mompreneurs: now you can score the best flight prices without the hassle. Ultimate Class Airfares is a complimentary tool for booking First and Business Class flights at a discount. They find the best airlines […]

How to Handle People Who Hate Children on Airplanes

Many airplane passengers can’t stand flying within the same fuselage as children. In a survey of nearly 2,500 individuals by Travelzoo Australia, screaming children were named as the worst aspect of air travel by 67 percent of respondents. Apparently travelers think airplanes should be Zen zones free from the noise, exuberance, and annoyance of children. But […]

Obedo Travel Pillow Review & Giveaway

Want a compact, washable travel pillow that makes airplane travel and road trips more comfortable? The Obedo Neck & Back Cradle folds flat for easy transport and makes traveling oh-so-much more pleasant. Read my review and enter to win one of two Obedo travel pillows! Obedo in the air Flying can just be so dang uncomfortable. […]

Avoid Nasty Germs at Airport Security with Cootie Booties

Is there anyone who actually enjoys going through airport security? It’s such a pain to keep all of your gels and liquids separate and stored in tiny containers. You’ve got to empty your pockets, remove laptops from their cases and remember to down your bottled water. Then you get naked scanned while standing with legs […]

Tips for Flying Standby & Handling Flight Delays with Kids

Although my kids are somewhat seasoned travelers, I hadn’t taught them the proper steps needed to do the unexpected standby dance. We had to learn the moves quickly on our most recent hockey trip with my son’s team. Since we booked a short 45-minute flight between Phoenix and Las Vegas, it didn’t occur to me to warn my kids about the possibility of flight delays, flying standby, and lost luggage. And I wasn’t prepared for my 9-year-old daughter’s tears as it all unfolded, the embarrassment this would cause her 13-year-old brother, or the pressure this would all place upon me. Here are seven tips for flying standby and handling flight delays with kids that I learned from this experience that may save your family time, stress, and unexpected emotional disappointment.

CARES ~ How to Keep Your Toddler or Young Child Safe While Flying

Learn about the hazards of flying with a lap child in this interview with Louise Stoll, a grandmother and inventor CARES, the only compact child safety restraint approved by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for use on airplanes.

The Bright Side of Flying with Kids

Most families I know have full schedules, so jam-packed with work, school, and extracurricular activities that they barely have time for family dinners anymore. So why not look at your flight as a way to spend some quality family time? Here are a few ways to make your flight an experience your kids will remember…and yes, enjoy!